New. Help.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheOLDNewChick, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Hi everyone!

    I'm new to raising chickens, and I have a few questions.


    I come from a line of farmers, so my grandparents all know how to raise chickens. My mom never much participated, so she's really no help. My grandparents never had anything fancy much for their chicks, so I thought I'd come here.

    I'm after the "bannies", and the local feed store has some that're a week old, so I'm wondering what I have to do for incubation, what to keep them in, since it's summer do I really need artificial heat, so on and so forth. As much detail as you can give on just about anything and everything for raising the bitties into boilers would be nice! Thanks!


    -- Kim [dying in the Louisiana heat.]
     
  2. szy.cpr

    szy.cpr Out Of The Brooder

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    :Dhave no idea how to help, but just wanted to say Hello and welcome, im new to chicks aswell but everyones here is really nice and very helpfull:D
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi there Kim,welcome to BYC. Here's a link on raising baby chics from our homepage. https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-first60days.html
    If ya need anymore help just ask away. [​IMG]

    Hey where are ya at in Louisiana?? We've got a few folks from La here, so nice to have ya. [​IMG]
    Miriam
     
  4. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    I'm out here in Pineville.



    I'm hoping maybe some of y'all are close to me!
     
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi, I think bayourouge is from central La. Again, nice to have ya.

    Miriam
     
  6. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Thanks, glad to be here!




    I'm just scared I'm not gonna be a good mommy, especially to such itty bitty babies. [​IMG]
     
  7. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Bump. [​IMG]
     
  8. bayourouge

    bayourouge Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 23, 2007
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    newchick, im near bunkie and work in pineville
     
  9. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!

    I have relatives living in Monroe...I think that's in central LA. [​IMG]

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  10. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Quote:Ooh, really? Your workplace is close to me, then! Then again it depends on what part of Pineville..
     

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